Sarah Lentz, Program Coordinator, is a Maine transplant with extensive experience in youth development. As Program Director at Maine Teen Camp she created playful programming for teens around the world. From there, she spent years in Boston at national nonprofit, Summer Search. Through a combination of mentoring, experiential opportunities, college advising, and support, Summer Search empowered youth from low-income families to get to and through college. Her work there solidified her commitment to creating opportunities and support for youth that need it most. It also let her explore the many aspects of a growing nonprofit and left her with a passion for program development and evaluation, management, and increasing impact through effective use of communications and data.
Sarah received her BA from Denison University in Ohio and has a graduate certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from The Institute for Nonprofit Practice in Boston. This fall she will be pursuing a master’s degree in policy, planning, and management at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.
She lives in Scarborough with her husband, son, and dog. They love going to the beach, exploring Maine, and investing in making their state a welcoming place for all. When not with her family, you can find Sarah meditating, doing art or spending time with other healthy women in Maine.
Five Questions with Sarah
Favorite book: Who needs books? I listen to podcasts! Some of my favorites are; In the Thick, One Bad Mother, Code Switch and Death, Sex and Money.
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Maria Hinojosa
Favorite feminist anthem: Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Wherever I am!
Perfect day (in one sentence): Meditation, walk my dog, go to the beach, ice cream with my family, make some art and go to bed early.